Water Features - Necessary for Dart Frogs ?

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Re: Water Features - Necessary for Dart Frogs ?

Postby Philsuma » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:10 pm

As far as 'hobby vernacular' goes... the term 'water feature' is used to describe a medium to large body of water with moving parts, i.e a drip wall, waterfall, stream or other.

A simple false bottom access or a small 'pond' is not really a 'feature'. It's just a water access point or a 'pond'.

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Re: Water Features - Necessary for Dart Frogs ?

Postby Philsuma » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:03 pm

Almost all species of commonly available dart frogs do no utilize large bodies of water.

No dart frogs would inhabit a 'swamp' or thrive in a paludarium.

Stop the paludarium madness. It appears to be the newest 'noob' hit since green carpet moss.

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Re: Water Features - Necessary for Dart Frogs ?

Postby HistoCrazy » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:07 pm

I Actually find it to be very helpful in both humidity and temperature. I have a 5 gallon tank below with the return pump inside it I keep a water heater at about 75F , it goes on and off with my controller that also control my heat pads. I solely use it for that purpose only its all the way in the back of the tank dripping on a piece of cork , intentions was strictly to help maintain humidity and temperature not for pleasure.

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Re: Water Features - Necessary for Dart Frogs ?

Postby Philsuma » Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:38 pm

That dragonspirit's tank on DB with the huge deep water feature plus fiberous duckweed. Just a disaster waiting to happen. I would never recommend anything like that. I'll give odds of 40% chance that one or more of those azureus drowns.

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Re: Water Features - Necessary for Dart Frogs ?

Postby Philsuma » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:03 pm

Remember to use vernacular that is pretty much accepted in our hobby:

Water FEATURE = a flowing or dripping or cascade. Active moving water. Drip wall, waterfall, stream.

Pond, small depression, access to drainage / false bottom = All of these are NOT water features. They are called ponds, small depressions, access to drainage / false bottom ect.


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